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Lack of Interest Ditch "More Options"-button

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by erich37, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Suggestion: Ditch "More Options"

    There is this "More Options"-button, which seems not to provide a lot of any additional options:



    - Change the button named "More Options" into a "Preview"-button.
    - Add the "Watch Thread" stuff either towards the current location at the top-right of the page (where it is already) or move it somewhere else (e.g.: below the buttons). Or remove the "Watch-Thread"-options completely, as those are already available at the top-right of the page.

    I think eliminating the "More Options"-button would make it easier for users to understand the system as it would eliminate the double-dipping (showing twice) of the "Editor interface".

    Also, this Suggestion is "consistent" with the interface when you "Create a New Thread", as there it also shows the "Preview"-button.


    Last edited: Jul 5, 2013
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  2. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    No thank you. I prefer the non-cluttered look.
  3. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    I would also agree with this, I don't see any major difference in the full editor view and quick reply apart from preview.

    But maybe some people (while making big posts) like to use the longer version of the text editor?
  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    which "non-cluttered look" ?

    which "longer version of the text editor" ?

  5. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Strongly disagree. When composing a large post, the quick reply box often isn't adequate and it's useful to have the larger input box (and preview function).
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  6. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    The three buttons look much better than having 2 more lines of text and a check box when viewing from here. All I can see that doing is adding more space.
  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    there is no "larger" input box. It is exactly the same size.
    Also, the "preview function" is already there (see "Preview"-button).

  8. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    The text editor is vertically taller on the More Options page than the quick reply one.

    Don't forget that there are additional options that appear on the More Options page for those with additional permissions - Set Thread Status (Open and/or Sticky).
  9. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    In the end, version 1 is less cluttered than version 2.



    Plus, when posting multiple times to that same thread, do we really need to see the options all the time?
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  10. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  11. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    To move the "Watch Thread"-options underneath the buttons is just an idea.
    Of course, the "Watch Thread"-options could be removed completely, as there is a "Watch Thread"-Link already at the top-right of the page.
    I agree, no "double dipping" required.

    This suggestion is merely related to remove the "More Options"-button and add a "Preview"-button instead.

  12. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    But preview can give the suggestion it is merely an overlay showing what you have typed. Just "previewing", and no longer able to edit it.
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Fairly sure this has been suggested before and for the reasons already given, the button does more than just preview.

    In addition to the watch thread options, moderators also have thread status checkboxes.
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  14. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    "Thread Status Checkboxes" like "Open" and "Sticky" are also already available at the top-right of the page via the "Thread Tools Dropdown".

  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What does that have to do with it?

    If I want to respond to a thread and lock or stick it at the same time, I can do so by clicking More Options.

    I can't using the thread tools dropdown.
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  16. Jon W

    Jon W Well-Known Member

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  17. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    This is also why I prefer a simpler editor for quick reply and a more advanced editor when clicking the more options button. But the main reason is that noobs when they see buttons they have to use them. Making posts look like pages of a coloring book.

    Suggestion: reduce the number of editor buttons for quick reply to the basics. Keep the rest under more options. Or at least allow for that flexibility in the ACP.
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  18. Dynasty

    Dynasty Member

    So true LMAO!
  19. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    I like this idea. Gets people involved and engaged quicker by enticing them to watch a thread. Plus eliminates another page to streamline things.
  20. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

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